A small, magnitude 3.0 earthquake was recorded in Echuca on Friday morning.TRENT HORNEMAN February 25, 2013 11:14am
Image of the waveform (seismic reading) for the magnitude 3.0 Echuca earthquake recorded on the Toolangi, VIC seismic station Ã± 12.36am (AEST) 22 February 2013.
An earthquake which measured 3.0 on the Richter scale rocked the region early Friday morning.
The quake, 28km west of Echuca at 12.36am, saw residents as far as Kerang, Echuca Village and Bamawm feeling the effects.
Geoscience Australia duty seismologist Daniel Connolly said the tremor was not uncommon for the region.
Mr Connolly said the region had experienced 25 similar-sized tremors in the past 30 years, including a magnitude 4.3 quake in the 1970s.
Mr Connolly said the tremor was likely to be an intra-continental earthquake, rather than related to the Cadell Tilt, a faultline which runs east of Echuca.
Wharparilla Drive resident Kristie McKenner was one of many Echuca residents to contact the Riverine Herald on Friday to share their experience.
She said she was lying in bed when she felt her house shake.
‘‘I could hear a rumble, which sounded like a train. At first I found it was like thunder,’’ she said.
‘‘I felt the house shake. I rang my parents 3km away and they told me they felt it too.’’
Echuca Village resident Colleen Wray said 12 bottles of wine stored in a rack at her house all rolled out when the earthquake happened.
‘‘We heard this loud crashing noise. We couldn’t work out what could have caused the damage,’’ she said.
‘‘Luckily, only one bottle was smashed.’’
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